The Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand supports scientists as they use cutting-edge techniques to investigate the world around us, create modern materials, and solve problems of worldwide significance in biology and medicine.
Studying crystals gives us an exciting glimpse into the world of atoms and molecules. Our scientists use various X-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction and imaging techniques to probe structures with atomic-level precision.
The SCANZ Executive represents laboratories, researchers, and institutes within the region.
Recognising the achievements of leading scientists in Australia and New Zealand.
Organising education and outreach activities to promote the value of crystallography.
Promoting communication through regional conferences and scientific forums.
The society has about 250 members worldwide, mostly in Australia and New Zealand. SCANZ has a formal connection with Australian Academy of Science, via the National Committee for Crystallography (NCCr), and the National Committee for Materials Science and Engineering (NCMSE).
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The 26th Congress & General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography 2023 will be held in Melbourne, Australia. The venue will be the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), on the banks of the Yarra River. The confirmed dates are 22-29 August 2023.
See the website for further details.
Professor Vanessa Peterson from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has been awarded the 2022 Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science. Professor Peterson’s signiﬁcant research targets functional materials at the heart of energy technology such as batteries, fuel cells and materials for the separation and storage of energy relevant gases including hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Vanessa was the recipient of the Sandy Mathieson Medal in 2017.
You can read about the award here and watch a video outlining Vanessa's achievements and work.
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SCANZ membership includes recognition of membership of the crystallography community, an online forum for research questions, career development and education, reduced conference registration fees, eligibility for research awards and Maslen conference scholarships, and the latest SCANZ and IUCr newsletters.
SCANZ membership is on a calendar year basis. Prices shown are currently the same in AUD and NZD. To join, two current members will need to sponsor your application; they are required to be current financial members as well. Please write to the current SCANZ secretary if you do not know any sponsors.
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The Lawrence Bragg Medal is awarded for distinguished contributions to science involving X-ray, neutron or electron diffraction and/or imaging.
The Sandy Mathieson Medal is awarded for distinguished contributions to science involving diffraction or imaging by a researcher within 15 years of the award of their PhD.
Maslen Scholarships are awarded to selected postgraduate members to help fund attendance and present research at crystallography conferences.
University of Western Australia
The University of Adelaide
The University of Melbourne
The University of Queensland
The University of Otago
University of Sydney
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Victoria University of Wellington
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
University of Melbourne